Thursday, August 09, 2007

Credo Quia Absurdum Est

There is a school of thought that says that G-d can't reveal G-dself to us since that would remove the free choice to believe in G-d. I never understood this philosophy in light of many obvious revelations in the Tanach.

Contrast this school of thought with St Thomas the Apostle in Christianity. "Doubting Thomas" refused to believe in Jesus's resurrection until Jesus revealed himself to Thomas and allowed him to touch his wounds, at which point Thomas proclaimed his faith, and henceforth was known as "Thomas the Believer!"

1 Comments:

Blogger XGH said...

> I never understood this philosophy in light of many obvious revelations in the Tanach.

Simple. Its yeridas hadoros. The previous generations were so great, they could see God and still be kofrim! We however are so puny, if we were to see God we would lose all our bechirah.

August 09, 2007 12:48 PM  

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